Written By: Rodney Barnes
Art By: Joshua Cassara
Coloured By: Rachelle Rosenburg
Lettered By: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover Art: Jay Anacleto & Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Some of us go through our entire lives trying to discover who we really are. Right now, if Sam Wilson can’t figure it out, he’s going to meet his end sooner than expected. Let’s dig into Falcon #4 and see what happens.
We last left our heroes as Falcon, Patriot, and Doctor Voodoo attempted to take down Black Heart, son of Mephisto, as he was the source of the turmoil in Chicago. As they engaged him however, Black Heart ripped Sam’s soul from his body and sent him spiralling into hell.
Now, we find Rayshaun, the new Patriot since Secret Empire, trying to figure out what he should do with his partner and mentor indisposed. Deciding he needs to continue the mission, Patriot calls for the aid of Joaquin the Falcon, Sam’s last protege when he was Captain America, and begins an attempt to retake Chi-Town. Cut to the darkest reaches of hell where Sam has come across none other than Matt Hawk, The Two Gun Kid. An old western hero that has found himself in the underworld after his death due to all the villains he killed. Hawk guides Sam to his destination. The throne of Mephisto…Marvel devil if you didn’t know. Here Sam must face his darkest fears and come out victorious. Otherwise, he will never leave. Regardless of the help from Doctor Voodoo and Daimon Hellstrom. Read the book to find out what happens!
Opinions and Such:
This is an amazing issue. The challenges Sam has to overcome are powerful and thought provoking. The struggle Rayshaun goes through trying to figure out if he can be a hero at all really shows what a young person would go through trying to be a hero in today’s age. It’s not a walk in the park and then cut to the credits of the TV show. This is the real deal. Falcon and Patriot went from gang violence to demons in seconds, and now we find out if their partnership is strong enough to defeat their enemy.
The art continues to impress. Cassara’s style fits this book so well we can only pray he stays on past this ark because next he gets to draw vampires! Can’t wait to see what happens there. The cover of this issue deserves special mention because it is gorgeous. To be honest every cover of Falcon thus far has been artistically pleasing. The almost Alex Ross quality in it makes you want to read it and yes the drastic change in art style inside might turn you off, Cassara’s artwork is definitely worth the read because of how well it complements the narrative.